Genetically Modified Food

Aus-NZ regulator paves the way for GM corn approval

Analysis

Aus-NZ regulator paves the way for GM corn approval

By RJ Whitehead

Having assured consumers that food derived from a genetically modified corn strain poses no health concerns, the antipodean food regulator is now calling on the public and industry to voice their opinions on whether it should be permitted for consumption...

China’s new charm offensive highlights positive side of GM crops

Opinion

China’s new charm offensive highlights positive side of GM crops

By RJ Whitehead

China’s food safety authorities have really been ramping up their charm offensive in the last month. Not only have bodies like the China Food and Drug Administration been seen a flurry of activity in introducing new regulations and policing their patch,...

Japan is awaiting further in-depth info on extent of GMO wheat in US before it opens imports

Japan calls for more GMO info before lifting US wheat ban

By Kacey Culliney

Japan will not lift its ban on US Western White wheat imports until the American government provides detailed information on the extent of unauthorized genetically modified wheat found in Oregon, a government official says.

India’s GM debate must be fought on science alone

Food for thought

India’s GM debate must be fought on science alone

By Ankush Chibber

India has hotly debated the use of GM crops both on a societal and political level. The discussion around the issue is at most times primal. Travel tip? You would be well advised not to use this as an ice-breaker in any of the leftist states.

Haryana farmers demonstrate against GM corn trials

Insight India

Haryana farmers demonstrate against GM corn trials

By RJ Whitehead

Hundreds of farmers have turned out outside a regional research station in northern India as part of a peaceful protest against nearby open-air field trials of GM corn.

New GM labelling rule in India baffles

New GM labelling rule in India baffles

By Ankush Chibber

India has finally notified new rules for the labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods, but the move appears to have heralded a new round of turf wars and further protests.

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